BAWSO are overseeing and delivering funds through a new grants programme on behalf of Comic Relief and the National Emergencies Trust who are committed to making funds available to BAME community organisations in Wales that have been impacted by COVID-19 and are seeking to support their beneficiaries affected by the pandemic.
Funding is available to support BAME community organisations in Wales.
You can apply for a small, medium or large grant.
- Small grants are up to £2,000.
- Medium grants are from £2,001 to £10,000.
- Large grants are from £10,001 to £20,000.
The purposes for which grant applications will be made are expected to be very diverse as each will meet very particular organisational and support needs arising from the impact of COVID-19. Accordingly, there are no rigid criteria for what you can apply for beyond meeting the requirements made of your organisation and the needs of members of the BAME community you support arising from the impact of COVID-19.
Who can apply?
You must be a BAME led organisation. This is defined as governed and managed by a majority of Trustees and staff from the BAME communities that the organization serves. You do not have to be a registered charity but your purposes and activities must be charitable and legal and you must have a written governing document such as a constitution or set of rules and have an active bank account in the name of the organization.
How to apply
To apply you will need to complete a simple application form about your organisation and outlining how you would use the funding.
The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 21st August 2020.
Current and updated information and guidance on the COVID-19 BAME SUPPORT GRANT -WALES is available on the Bawso website.
If you need help on how to apply please contact the Bawso Grants Team on firstname.lastname@example.org telephone it on 0800 048 5770 at any time during weekdays or weekends.